Need Help Identifying This Plec!

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by ChrisTheFishkeeper2004, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. ChrisTheFishkeeper2004

    ChrisTheFishkeeper2004 Valued Member Member

    Hi guys so I just went out to my LFS and got a Pleco... I asked the man what type and he said that he had no idea because they had just came in... /: if it is a common Plec then I will be giving him to my friend who has a 500 gallon tank with other common Plec is. My tank is a 75 gallon but I do have smaller Cory’s and shrimp and having something over 12 inches isn’t ideal for my other fish. Could someone here please identify the cute little guy?

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  2. Rainbows and Fishes

    Rainbows and Fishes Valued Member Member

    I think its a common type
  3. OP

    ChrisTheFishkeeper2004 Valued Member Member

    Ok thanks dang, does anyone know for sure? I also just took another pic of him, hope this might help a bit more

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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2018
  4. Alex420

    Alex420 New Member Member

    it looks like a Common Pleco, mine is about 1.5 inches but he looks slightly more round headed than yours. I am pretty sure it is
  5. OP

    ChrisTheFishkeeper2004 Valued Member Member

    Ok thanks! If anyone has any other suggestions on what you think it is please let me know.
  6. Mcasella

    Mcasella Fishlore VIP Member

    It is a type of common pleco, they can range from 12-24 inches in the home aquarium, they need more than algae in their diet because they are not algae eaters.
    It is not a smaller common pleco either it should reach at least 14 inches with a large enough tank and care.

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